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If all the ice were to melt, how much land would still be above sea level?

If all the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic were to melt, how much land mass would still be above sea level?
Eleanor Wade from North Somerset (Age 55+)

How much sea level would rise if all the ice-caps & glaciers on earth melted?
I would like to know by how much sea level would rise if all the ice-caps & glaciers on earth melted. Please can you advise?
Ian Wilton from Dorset
Age 55+

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One Response

  1. The big ice sheets on Earth hold enough ice to raise sea level by about 75 m. This is mostly distributed between Antarctica (70m) and Greenland (5m). Small mountain glaciers also hold a relatively small amount, probably less than a couple of metres at most.

    Scientists are concerned about the stability of some of the ice sheets, namely Greenland (5m) and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (5m), but the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (65m) is not thought to be at as much risk.

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